There’s a small but growing boy in my house who needs a new hat. Last week, he put on the hat I made him a couple of summers ago and said, “my hat shrunk!” I think it’s more likely that his head grew, but either way, it no longer fits.

Jay's Summer Hat - 02
Jay wearing his hat in 2010 when it had just been finished.

The air was so crisp this morning–it was a perfect fall day, but I felt bad sending him to school with a bare head. So this evening I’m taking a break from my growing ripple scarf (It tops two feet thanks to rehearsals for the cabaret I was involved with last week!) to make him a hat.

Head, Squared
The crown of the hat after about an hour of crocheting.

It’s crocheted in the round, single crochet in the back loop with the increases concentrated in four spots to create corners. Once I stop increasing, of course, the shape will transition back to round.

I’ll post a picture of Jay modeling the finished hat when it’s done.

Head, Squared…

4 thoughts on “Head, Squared…

  • October 21, 2012 at 5:17 am

    What yarn are you using for the hat? it looks like it has a nice twist and long fiber, no fuzz. I really like that kind of yarn for accessories.

  • October 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Hi There–this is Paton’s Kroy Sock–it’s 75% wool and 25% nylon with nice long color repeats. I’m enjoying it.

  • March 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I would love to learn how to make that hat! Is a pattern available anywhere, Amy?

  • March 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Hi There, I do plan to turn it into a pattern. To tell you the truth, Jay *already* lost the hat. I’ve bought yarn to make it again, and I’ll write up the pattern at the same time. 🙂

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